Paul Walker's Ultralight DX in Alaska with a 5 inch (12.7cm) FSL Antenna
A couple months ago broadcaster Paul Walker asked me if I could spare an FSL antenna for him to use during his upcoming broadcasting job in McGrath, Alaska-- a very cold location with subzero (F) temperatures for much of the winter. Of course I was glad to help him out, but wondered how much outdoor live DXing someone could actually tolerate in such frigid conditions.
As it turns out, I need not have wondered! Paul has absolutely run wild receiving over-the-pole Trans-Arctic DX with his C.Crane Skywave and 5 inch FSL, although none of it has been reported yet in this Ultralight Radio group. He was awarded the Master Trans-Arctic Ultralight DXer award a few weeks back (attached), and has continually pushed the limits of human endurance exploring breakthrough polar propagation in the frozen north of Alaska this month. Pasted below is his latest post, which includes many recording links for European and Middle East stations received with his CC Skywave and FSL antenna. A photo of Paul in his somewhat unconventional DXing setup is attached. Rock on, Paul!
On Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 10:25 AM Paul B. Walker, Jr. via groups.io <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: